Brim v. Vazquez

Filing 10

ORDER of Clarification as to 9 ,signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 06/27/17. (45-Day Deadline) (Martin-Gill, S)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 EURIE BRIM III, 5 6 7 No. 1:17-cv-00536-SKO HC Petitioner, ORDER OF CLARIFICATION v. P. L. VASQUEZ, Warden, 8 Respondent. (Doc. 9) 9 10 Petitioner Eurie Brim III is a state prisoner proceeding pro se with a petition for writ of 11 habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. On May 3, 2017, the Court dismissed the petition as 12 originally filed on February 21, 2017, and granted Petitioner leave to amend the petition to correct 13 the deficiencies noted in the dismissal order. On May 26, 2017, Petitioner filed a motion for 14 clarification of the May 3, 2017, order. On May 30, 2017, Petitioner filed the first amended 15 petition for writ of habeas corpus. 16 The motion questions the status of his prior case number (2:17-cv-00380-AC HC), which 17 18 was assigned to the above-captioned case when Petitioner filed it in the Clerk’s office of the 19 Sacramento Division of the Eastern District of California. Because Petitioner is presently 20 confined in the California Correctional Institution, Tehachapi, California, (“CCI-Tehachapi) the 21 petition is properly considered in the Fresno Division. As a result, the Sacramento Division 22 23 transferred the petition to the Fresno Division, which assigned the new case number (1:17-cv00536-SKO HC). Petitioner should disregard the prior case number and use only the new 24 25 26 number. The motion also questions whether Petitioner should attach to the first amended complaint 27 the exhibits for the four grounds he alleges in the first amended complaint. The answer is “yes.” 28 The first amended petition should include all exhibits or appendices that Petitioner would like the 1 1 Court to consider when it reviews his case, including copies of any exhibits or appendices that 2 were attached to the original petition. After a Petitioner has filed an amended petition, the Court 3 will not look back at any prior petition or any exhibits or appendices that were attached to it. 4 The motion for clarification indicates that Petitioner filed the first amended complaint 5 6 without attaching the exhibits and appendices for his claims of ineffective assistance of counsel 7 and prosecutorial misconduct. Petitioner had not yet received the necessary copies because of a 8 lockdown at CCI-Tehachapi. The Court will order an extension of time, effective retroactively to 9 the original date on which the first amended petition was due, to permit Petitioner to supplement 10 the first amended petition with the exhibits and appendices for which he was awaiting copies as 11 well as any additional exhibits or appendices concerning his claims of insufficient evidence and 12 13 14 trial court error. Petitioner need not attach copies of the state court record or portions of it since the Respondent will provide the record as part of his answer or motion to dismiss. When Petitioner submits the exhibits and appendices, he should attach them to a cover 15 16 sheet bearing the case caption and entitled, “Supplemental Exhibits and Appendices as 17 Authorized by Order of Clarification.” Petitioner should also use divider sheets to indicate the 18 claim to which that exhibit or appendix applies. 19 It is hereby ORDERED that Petitioner shall have 45 days from the date of this order to file 20 21 with the Clerk of Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division, all supplementary 22 exhibits and appendices intended to be included as part of the first amended petition, filed May 23 30, 2017, as Document 8. 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 27 Dated: June 27, 2017 /s/ Sheila K. Oberto UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 28 2 .

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